Age-Adjusted Percentage of Adults with Diabetes Using Diabetes Medication, by Type of Medication, United States, 1997–2011
The age-adjusted percentages of adults aged 18 years or older with diagnosed diabetes increased from 1997 to 2011 for those taking both insulin and pills, and increased until 2001 and remained unchanged afterwards for those taking pills only. In contrast, the age-adjusted percentage of those taking insulin only decreased until 2007 and remained unchanged afterwards. In 2011, the age-adjusted percentage of adults with diabetes who reported taking pills only was 3 times higher than those who reported using insulin only (50.3% vs. 17.8%).
Data Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Health Statistics, Division of Health Interview Statistics, data from the National Health Interview Survey. Data analyzed by personnel in the CDC's Division of Diabetes Translation, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.
Page last reviewed: November 20, 2012